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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past 30 years, AZ Big Media has grown to encompass not just Az Business magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Az Business magazine is the state’s leading business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Greater Phoenix export market heats up Phasin Sritham

Greater Phoenix is now responsible for 68.3 percent of the state’s exports – up from 65.4 percent in 2014 – Community and Economic Development Director Christine Mackay announced in a presentation to the Mayor and City Council. Citing growing trade with Mexico, exports in the Phoenix metro area and the rest of Arizona are up… Read More →

HomeStreet expands in Arizona with new regional manager

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Dave Heuermann has joined HomeStreet bank as Regional Manager for the Mountain West Region. He will be overlooking 11 locations and more than 100 employees in Arizona, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and Eastern Washington, and will be based in Phoenix. Heuermann has been working in mortgage lending and banking for over 20 years and is a member… Read More →

Best Lawyers honors Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorneys Yanik Chauvin

Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP announced that 39 attorneys from its Phoenix office were selected by their peers for inclusion The Best Lawyers in America 2016. Five Lewis Roca Rothgerber attorneys also were honored as the Best Lawyers 2016 ‘Lawyers of the Year’ in Phoenix. Bryant D. Barber was named 2016 Municipal Law “Lawyer of the… Read More →

Scottsdale solar company raises $400K on Kickstarter


Out of more than 250,000 crowdfunding campaigns held on Kickstarter since its inception, only 2,371 have raised more than $100,000. A Scottsdale-based company is one of those few, raising more than $400,000 to put into production the next generation of eco-friendly, solar powered pool cleaners. Scottsdale-based Solar Pool Technologies Inc., manufactures the Solar-Breeze, the world’s first solar-powered… Read More →

Progressive plans to hire 150 in Phoenix


The Progressive Group of Insurance Companies plans to fill nearly 1,400 jobs across the country by the end of 2015, including 150 new jobs in Phoenix. Positions include IT, Analyst, Call Center, Claims and Corporate roles and span locations from Austin, Texas to its headquarters in Mayfield Village, Ohio. Progressive has consistently been named a top workplace… Read More →

Miramonte Homes is building vacation homes in Flagstaff


Miramonte Homes introduces Switzer Canyon, a 48-home community located just 1.36 miles from downtown Flagstaff. On the 19.58-acre property, Miramonte Homes offers luxury townhomes in historic Cherry Hill. With magnificent views of the San Francisco Peaks and Mount Elden Peak, Miramonte at Switzer Canyon is located within minutes of the Flagstaff Medical Center, , Buffalo Park,… Read More →

Landings Credit Union makes Best Credit Unions list

Landing Credit Union

Landings Credit Union has been named one of the 2015 Best Credit Unions to Work for Nationally. Credit Union Journal has partnered with Best Companies Group to identify companies that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best credit unions. The… Read More →

AAED Arizona hands out 2015 Golden Prospector Awards stancikasn

The Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) has presented four Golden Prospector Awards and eight Golden Prospector Awards of Merit, to encourage and recognize excellence in economic development. Winning 2015 Golden Prospector Awards were: the Town of Gilbert for its multimedia promotions, “Standing Out from the Crowd at BIO International” and “Talk of the Trade… Read More →

March of Dimes honors Abrazo’s Tiffiny Strever

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Abrazo West Campus Trauma Manager Tiffiny Strever has been named March of Dimes Distinguished Nurse of the Year. Strever, a 30-year nursing veteran, oversees the Level 1 Trauma Center at Abrazo West Campus (formerly West Valley Hospital), 13677 W. McDowell Road in Goodyear. It is the only Level 1 Trauma Center serving western Maricopa County.… Read More →

Maria Crimi Speth will discuss legal traps on Internet Oleg Dudko

Maria Crimi Speth and Arizona Technology Council’s Startup and Entrepreneurship Committee will be presenting ‘It’s a (VIRTUAL) Jungle Out There! Legal Traps on the Internet, on Thursday Oct. 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Unexpected Art Gallery located at 734 W. Polk, Phoenix, AZ 85007. Attendees will learn how to avoid common,… Read More →

Gordon & Rees’ Jamie Mayrose joins Phoenix Theatre board

Phoenix Theatre

Jamie Mayrose of Gordon & Rees was recently named to the board of the Phoenix Theatre. “I’m thrilled to bring my love of the theater and my legal skills to the Board of Directors at Phoenix Theatre,” said Mayrose. “This organization is such an important part of the community, and I look forward to working… Read More →

NAU researchers using genetic fingerprinting on cattle fever Nutdanai Prathan

Amidst new outbreaks of a disease that can be fatal to cattle, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded NAU a $490,000 grant for an ongoing research project on Babesia, an organism carried by ticks and responsible for cattle fever. David Wagner, associate director for Northern Arizona University’s Center for Microbial Genetics and Genomics, said his team has… Read More →

Waste Management Phoenix Open advances sustainability

Waste Management

Waste Management announced that the 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO) diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third consecutive year. According to the Company’s WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving a zero waste validation, Waste Management improved the tournament’s overall sustainability results at the “Greenest Show on Grass” amid a record… Read More →

Commercial lending expert joins Horizon Community Bank

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Horizon Community Bank, an Arizona Top 10 SBA lender specializing in loans from $100,000 to $4 million, announced the addition of commercial lending expert Scott Dickman as senior commercial banking manager. Dickman’s 38 years of financial experience, local relationships and deep knowledge of the Arizona market are anticipated to help Horizon Community Bank rapidly grow its… Read More →

W.J. Maloney named Western Contractor of the Year

W.J. Maloney Plumbing

W.J. Maloney Plumbing has been selected as the first-ever Reeves Journal Western Contractor of the Year and will be featured in the publication’s September issue. Reeves Journal is the oldest publication in the plumbing industry, founded in 1920. The monthly publication serves the Western United States’ plumbing, heating and cooling (P-H-C) industry by delivering information that is topical,… Read More →